Case Study: Read How Skaggs Schools Embrace BYOD with Google Apps

eSchool News

We decided to embrace BYOD rather than resisting it”, explains Jim Duane, Director of Educational Resources. Xirrus Wi-Fi empowers them to adopt Google Apps for Education. The Xirrus EasyPass solution enables their two-person IT team to simply and quickly enable single-sign-on (SSO) via Google login. Read The Story To Learn How Skaggs Achieve Easy And Secure Wi-Fi Access With EasyPass Google.

Google Updates and Improves its Learning Center for Teacher Training

Educational Technology Guy

Google has updated and improved its Learning Center for Teacher Training with new use cases and best practices, making it even more useful and easier to learn about Google apps. It is an excellent resource for all educators. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Center for Digital Education - great, free resource on education and technology

Educational Technology Guy

The Center for Digital Education , formerly known as Converge, is a great site with lots of information about education and technology, including news, grants, product reviews, case studies, examples of digital education and much more. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Squid Notes - Take digital handwritten notes for class, work, or fun! Markup PDFs, sign documents, & more

Educational Technology Guy

They have a site dedicated to using Squid in the Classroom with tips, resources and use cases. link] Squid recently published a series of how-to videos about Squid and have a product overview video and a case study with a 6th-grade math teacher.

4 NEW Google Certifications! Plus a NEW Google Training Center!

Shake Up Learning

4 NEW Google Certifications! Plus a NEW Google Training Center! New and Updated Google Educator Certifications! I spend a lot of time helping other educators prepare for Google Certifications, and I am happy to share some new information today.

23 Earth Day Activities, Resources, Web Sites, & Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

They can share their ideas on social media to make people worldwide more aware and encourage people to make small and big changes to preserve resources and reduce waste. Below discover activities, resources, websites, mobile apps, and more to get your students to play an active role in caring for the Earth. Digital Earth Day Activities, Resources, Web Sites, & Apps from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. Lessons, Projects & Classroom Resources. Find video resources here

The Google Certified Trainer Ultimate Planner and Checklist

Shake Up Learning

The post The Google Certified Trainer Ultimate Planner and Checklist appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The journey to becoming a Google Certified Trainer can be quite daunting! There are so many things to do–exams to pass, application requirements, case study, and application video–and that’s just the tip of the iceberg! In this 27-page ebook, you will find an outline of steps, links to free resources, space to write and brainstorm ideas, and more!

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Resources for Using Edmodo in the Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

Edmodo is a great resource for teachers, students, and parents, allowing communication, collaboration and sharing. For those of you who have not yet tried Edmodo, the resources below are a good start. Edmodo Resources Links Guides Teachers’ Guide to The Use of Edmodo with Students. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Edmodo is a learning management system. It has forums, messages, files, calendar, and more to create an online presence for your class.

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Did You Know You Can Search Google Drive and Gmail From Chrome?

Shake Up Learning

The post Did You Know You Can Search Google Drive and Gmail From Chrome? Did you know you can search your Google Drive from Chrome? With this one little trick, you can search right from the search box (aka the Omnibox) in Google Chrome. Go show off your mad Google skills!

K-12 Blueprint site updated - resources for planning and implementing EdTech

Educational Technology Guy

The site has resources for educators about planning and implementing technology initiatives. This is a great resource for teachers, and especially for educational technology specialists, managers, directors, CIO''s, and others that plan and implement technology projects.

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How to Become a Google Certified Trainer (FREE eBook Download)

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Become a Google Certified Trainer (FREE eBook Download) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Download the FREE eBook: How to Become a Google Certified Trainer. Who wants to become a Google Certified Trainer? Google Certifications. Additional Resources.

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The Rumors are True! There’s a New Google Sites Coming!

Shake Up Learning

There’s a New Google Sites Coming! Credit: Google Apps Updates. The NEW Google Sites. There is FINALLY a new version of Google Sites coming. If you have ever attended my Google Sites training, you know that I often refer to Google Sites as an, “acquired taste.”

The NEW Become a Google Certified Trainer E-Course is Here!

Shake Up Learning

The post The NEW Become a Google Certified Trainer E-Course is Here! Ready to Get Google Certified? My new e-course: Become a Google Certified Trainer is open for enrollment! The NEW E-Course is OPEN: Become a Google Certified Trainer! Private Google+ Community .

What to do with a good old wiki resource?

Bryan Alexander

Consider this a case study in evolving social media. People used this resource as they flew and hungered. People on Facebook and Google+ were positive, generally, although at least one commentator thought Yelp was doing a good job.

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So You Want to Be a Google Certified Trainer? FAQ Answers!

Shake Up Learning

The post So You Want to Be a Google Certified Trainer? Are you ready to take your career to the next level and become a Google Certified Trainer? I am a Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Innovator, and Google Educator Group Leader.

FREE #GoogleEdu PD in Your PJ’s! #GoogleEduOnAir 2016

Shake Up Learning

Google Edu On Air 2016 is FREE PD for You! You heard me…FREE Google professional development is coming on December 3rd. I am super excited to be a part of Google Edu On Air again this year. Click here to register for Google Edu On Air 2016.

Turn any exisiting PC or Mac into fully functional Chromebook - for free!

Educational Technology Guy

Neverware, a startup that has developed a software product, CloudReady , in partnership with Google, which turns almost any computer from the last 8 years into a full-fledged Chromebook. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. chromebooks Cloud Computing cloudready free resources neverware

20 YouTube Channels for Educators

Shake Up Learning

You can learn just about anything on YouTube: how to fix your dryer, how to create a blog, or how to use Google Docs. This is a great way to stay up-to-date with innovative tools like Google Apps. She is my go-to resource for all things Google Classroom.

Resources, stories, and connections with those who use social media in today’s k-12 classrooms

The Innovative Educator

In case you missed it, the webinar was called “Social Media: An Essential Tool for Today’s Classroom.” In the webinar, I shared case studies of amazing students, parents, and teachers. Thank you to the 300+ folks from around the world who joined me for the Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship webinar on EdWeb. You can view the webinar here [link] com/edwebnet/EA59D688824C.

Education Eye - mapping innovations - find some cool new things

Educational Technology Guy

There are articles, links, resources, and much more. It tracks educational websites, blogs, forums, case studies and more. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. educational technology free resources

Classroom Design Trends: Update Classroom Layout to Boost Engagement

ViewSonic Education

A landmark 2012 study found that classroom design alters academic progress over a school year by 25%. The study found five key design factors account for 73% of the variation in student performance. Follow up studies provided insight into the relative impact of each of these factors.

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Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?


A fascinating case study involving one of California’s largest and poorest school districts Fresno Unified School District involves the smart use of data to understand the social and emotional challenges facing their students.

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Investing in Your Students’ Safety

Gaggle Speaks

Along with their 1:1 initiative, CPS also uses Google Apps for Education, which houses content that’s filtered through Gaggle. A lot of districts are cash-strapped and having to make tough decisions about where to invest their resources,” she acknowledged.

Teaching Computational Thinking: In practice


Across the pond, in London, a non-profit organization called CAS (Computing at School) supports a wonderful resource called Teaching London Computing (I never did discover what the name actually means). Professional Development Resources.

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Supporting self-directed learning in the classroom


Employees that can be tasked to solve a problem without micro-management, and can be relied upon to use their resources responsibly and sparingly, are highly prized. Google is famous for permitting its employees to spend 20% of their time in the office, working on a passion project.

3 Ways AR works in real-life classrooms


To look at these critiques from a real-world perspective, I went hunting for case studies (one of my favorite things to do). Here’s what I found: Google Expeditions AR. As with its quite successful VR Expeditions program, driven by Google Cardboard etc.

Why new technologies often don’t help students

The Christensen Institute

Edtech enthusiasts promote the benefits of innovations such as open educational resources (OER), learning management systems (LMS), and adaptive learning software. The Gooru software and LPS’s learning resources are available for free at

Structure for Authentic Reading in My Biology Class

Cycles of Learning

A huge focus of the course has been leveraging student diagnosis of medical case studies as entries into inquiry cycles. Click here for our class website which contains templates for all case studies.

Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching

Digital Promise

Many times, the problem is due to lack of vision, professional development, resources, or adequate support. And, while there is limited research on coaching specifically for supporting powerful use of technology, early research studies point to the positive impact of educator coaching(1) on teacher practices and student achievement. With generous support from Google , we are launching the Dynamic Learning Project, a pilot with 50 U.S.

edWeb’s Research-Based Practices for Personalized Professional Learning

edWeb Case Study: Rock Valley Community School District. In each case, provides critical support that empowers Rock Valley leaders to implement research-based practices: Content-based professional development through resources applied to instruction.

How to Boost Your Teacher Brand

Shake Up Learning

What will they find when they Google you? You should expect to be Googled before a job interview. It should describe your experience in the field of education and highlight topics that you follow like Maker Ed , Google Apps , or edtech. Private Google+ Community .

A rural Montana district goes all in on makerspaces

The Hechinger Report

Teachers attended workshops on Ozobots , Strawbees , LEGO WeDo 2.0 , and Micro:bit , all tools they could use in makerspaces, and they studied project-based learning strategies as well as new uses for Google applications in their classrooms.

What is Blended Learning? Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Interactive resources and video content can quickly be provided for pupils to use at an appropriate time in their learning. Pupils can continue their studies away from the classroom using the environment too. Teacher may have to create additional resources.

U.S. Dept. of Ed. Unveils Free Online Tool for Rapid Evaluation of Edtech Products


For many schools and districts, it refers to a long, laborious process of finding and selecting technology, curriculum and other resources—oftentimes spending millions of dollars in the process. The RCE Coach takes users through the following steps: First, a school or district selects an edtech tool—from Google Apps to DreamBox to a completely new tool that’s fresh on the market—that they want to evaluate. “Procurement.”

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What life before edtech can teach us about personalized learning

The Christensen Institute

My colleague Thomas Arnett’s new case study, “ Connecting ed & tech: Partnering to drive student outcomes , ” highlights an example of a school, and one particularly innovative teacher, that took this order of operations to heart.